'''Heywood''' "'''Woody'''" '''Allen'''
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(born '''Allan Stewart Konigsberg''', December 1, 1935)
is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.
He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comedian, he developed the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful wikt:nebbish|nebbish
, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality.
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